Sons of the Legion
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Mark Henninger is the Commander of American Legion Post 272 Son's of the American Legion Squadron. The Sons are very active with fund raising at our Post and is the sponsor of a college scholarship to a deserving High School senior from the Central Pennsylvania are annually.
Are you a a son of a Veteran? Would you like to join The American Legion? Check your local American Legion Post where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization. Complete the application and proudly become a SON OF THE LEGION.
Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Sons of The American Legion?
A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the Sons of The American Legion.
However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.
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Preamble to the S.A.L. National Constitution
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of Veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.
SAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 272, annually runs an Essay Contest. Starting in July the SAL runs a raffle trying to raise money to fund this program. If all of our tickets are sold a graduating senior from the area will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship paid to the institution of their choosing to cover part of their tuition. The amount of the scholarship depends on the proceeds of the raffle. We will award this scholarship to any valid continuing education, not just colleges. The award will be based on the essays that we receive from the students. One Boy and one Girl will be awarded the scholarship each year. Details can be found on the SAL Scholarship page.
Please support our raffle, these youths are our future. More information on the raffle and tickets are available in the Canteen.